Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on one Halifax Transit route and one WestJet flight

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central Zone and on one Halifax Transit route and one WestJet flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

Anyone who worked at or visited the following locations on the specified dates and times should visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

Low risk exposures

For the following locations, if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.

  • Walmart (90 Lamont Terrace, Dartmouth) on August 24 between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 7.
  • Sport Chek (215 Chain Lake Dr., Unit F, Halifax) on:
    • August 29 between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
    • August 30 between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

​​It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 13.

  • Marshalls (209 Chain Lake Dr., Halifax) on August 29 between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 12.
     
  • Costco (230 Chain Lake Dr., Halifax) on August 30 between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 13.
     
  • Sport Chek – Halifax Shopping Centre (7001 Mumford Rd. #1, Halifax) on August 30 between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 13.

Moderate risk exposures - Transit

Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, any passengers who were on the following transit routes for at least 15 minutes on the named dates and times are required to follow the self-isolation instructions noted in this table for a moderate-risk exposure, based on your vaccination status. COVID-19 testing is also recommended and if you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.

  • Halifax Transit Route #0060 (Eastern Passage— Heritage Hills) which ran from Dartmouth General Hospital to Bridge Terminal on August 27 between 8 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 10.

High risk exposures

Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and seats are required to follow the isolation and testing instructions in this table as a high risk contact.

  • WestJet 254 travelling on August 29 from Toronto (9:45 p.m.) to Halifax (August 30 at 1:43 a.m.). Passengers in rows 14-20, seats C, D, E and F. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 13.

To book your COVID-19 test visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en, regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

Anyone who is travelling within Canada into Nova Scotia, from outside of Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador, must follow the provincial travel regulations based on vaccination status. View details at: https://novascotia.ca/reopening-plan/phase-four/

Anyone who is traveling from outside of Canada into Nova Scotia must follow the federal travel regulations based on vaccination status. View details at: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid#f

Please note:

Please get tested at a primary assessment centre or public health mobile unit; do not go to a pop-up rapid testing location.

Nova Scotians also have the option to access their results online at c19results.nshealth.ca/. To be eligible to receive results online, by email or by auto call, you need to bring a provincial health card or student ID with you to your testing appointment. It can take up to 72 hours to receive or access test results. It is not unusual for two or more family members to be tested at the same time and receive results at different times.

If you have not booked your vaccine appointment, please visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus/book-your-vaccination-appointment or call 1-833-797-7772.

When Nova Scotia Health Public Health makes a public notification it is not in any way a reflection on the behaviour or activities of those named in the notification.

All Nova Scotians are advised to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and are urged to follow Public Health guidelines on how to access care. Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus.